The Daily News conducted a survey of City Council members to find out whether or not they would vote to extend term limits, but one member they couldn’t reach was City Councilman Mike Nelson of Brooklyn. I just found out Nelson will most likely vote yes.
I ran into Nelson as Read More
Buried inside this recent Courier Life article about Michael Nelson, the Councilman from Brooklyn who spent an unusually high amount of city money on local advertisements, is this interesting factoid:
“Nelson is now a candidate to succeed Marty Markowitz as Brooklyn borough president.”
If that’s true (Nelson’s office didn’t return a Read More
Michael Nelson, who, according to the Citizens Union report today uses the most amount of taxpayer dollars for advertising, emailed over this lengthy response to defend his practice. Nelson’s says that hes helping worthy groups in his district and that the ads express his "willingness to help those who would otherwise have lost Read More
Citizens Union has posted online its study on how City Council members spend taxpayer dollars to raise their profiles.
I’m not sure what benefit top spenders like Michael Nelson and Helen Sears got for their expenditures, but others at the top of the list are widely known to be eyeing Read More
Here’s a fun piece of old campaign literature, featuring then-mayor Rudy Giuliani offering a toothy-grinned endorsement to Michael Nelson, a City Councilman who represents the Sheepshead Bay and Midwood sections of Brooklyn.
It’s enough to prompt the interesting (if not hugely consequential) question of whether Nelson, a Democrat, plans to return the Read More
OK, if you care, here’s the official list of new City Council assignments. (Everything not mentioned stays the same.)
AGING – Maria del Carmen Arroyo
CONSUMER AFFAIRS – Leroy Comrie
CONTRACTS – Yvette Clarke
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Tom White
EDUCATION – Robert Jackson
FIRE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE – Miguel Martinez